by Rita Wilson


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Long a star of screen and stage, the latter being a showcase for her vocal talents, Rita Wilson launched a music career in 2012 with AM/FM, a collection of pop classics from the '60s and '70s. The concept is clever: half the songs are tunes familiar from heavy rotation on AM stations, half are songs by singer/songwriters who would have been heard on FM stations. The record doesn't quite cleave neatly in two -- some AM tunes are paired up -- but the conceit does give AM/FM thematic range even when the album is pitched firmly in the middle of the road. All the arrangements are sweet and intimate -- even when the tempo picks up, as it does on "You Were on My Mind," no sweat is broken -- and nothing is distracting from Wilson's voice, which perhaps is good as she's not a forceful singer. She takes thing easy, a suitable choice for an album whose primary purpose is sepia-toned nostalgia. Surely this will be appealing for fellow Baby Boomers looking back fondly on the golden age of rock & roll radio, but the question remains, if you're pining for the past wouldn't it just be better to put on the original hits?

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2012
Label: Decca
UPC: 0602527943220
catalogNumber: 001658602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rita Wilson   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Jackson Browne   Background Vocals
Nils Lofgren   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Wurlitzer
Matt Rollings   Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Jimmy Webb   Piano
Sheryl Crow   Background Vocals
Patti Scialfa   Background Vocals
Faith Hill   Background Vocals
Ron Aniello   Bass,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar
Chris Cornell   Background Vocals
Jim Cox   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
George Doering   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Vince Gill   Background Vocals
Charlie Giordano   Hammond B3
John Hobbs   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Matthew McCauley   Conductor
Fred Mollin   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Larry Paxton   Bass
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Jeffrey Foskett   Background Vocals
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Soloist,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Steve Jordan   Percussion,Drums
Troy Johnson   Background Vocals
Jim Willis   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Eric Kaz   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Libby Titus   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Patti Scialfa   Producer
Sylvia Tyson   Composer
Don Addrisi   Composer
Ron Aniello   Producer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Terry Kirkman   Composer
Jay Landers   Executive Producer
Mark Linett   Engineer
Matthew McCauley   Orchestral Arrangements
Fred Mollin   Producer
Danny O'Keefe   Composer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
J.D. Souther   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Pat Barry   Art Direction
"Teenage" Dave Salley   Engineer
David Loggins   Composer
Jesse String   Engineer
Rita Wilson   Executive Producer

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AM/FM 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rita Wilson has a pleasant singing voice and has chosen some good songs and backup artists. However her interpretations are insipid and boring. She has no range or power in her performance. Was disappointed.
booknutDA More than 1 year ago
U go girl. I saw Ms. Wilson on the early show. She is dammmmmmm good to say the least. She is singing my old standards from the 60's. I am going to run out and buy this cd. She is fabulous for us people that like "good music" not the Hip hop junk which is nothing but noise. Of course that is what my mother said about Elvis. Was she wrong. LOL.